Come and visit Dumphlun!

History. South of the road from Nevers to Château-Chinon (Nièvre, Burgundy), the chateau and farm of Dumphlun stand on a hill overlooking the Andarge valley.

 

This site has been occupied for a very long time, as the Celtic roots of its name testify: "Dun" indicates a fortress and "flun" a river.

 

The origins of the current chateau date back to the 15th century when the d'Anlezy family built a new defensive castle near the medieval castle of Billy, which had been besieged and destroyed during the Hundred Years' War (1428).  


During the Renaissance, Dumphlun became a seigneurial residence. A colorful figure of that time is Imbert d'Anlezy, veteran of the Italian wars, one of the hundred members of the King's household, who wrote a "Book of Fortune" illustrated by the famous painter Jean Cousin the Younger.


In the 17th and 18th centuries, Dumphlun became the residence of the Marquis de Rémigny, an influential family in Nevers and the Nivernais. A monumental project was prepared by two Parisian architects: Jean-Baptiste Leroux, whose plans have been preserved, and Jean Babin, who supervised the transformation of Dumphlun. A new wing was added to the chateau, as well as very large outbuildings with the same volumes and Mansard-style roofs.

This farm, the largest "model farm" in the Nièvre region, prospered in the 19th century, when it was a place of innovation for agriculture and breeding. 

Take a guided tour, attend our summer events, visit the restoration site... there are many different ways to discover Dumphlun and what it reflects of the history of the Nivernais.

 

Open to visitors every day from July 8 to August 16, 2021:

  • Visit of the farmyard, the garden and the panorama on the forest of Amognes every day from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm.

  • Guided tour of the interiors every day at 10:30 am (prior registration preferable in case of affluence - groups limited to 12 people + their children).

 

Free for children up to 14 years old. Reservations can also be made on the online ticketing site Patrivia


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